20 health conditions people spent most on in 2013 — and what the bulk of their money went toward

By Molly Gamble

Of 155 medical conditions, people personally spent $1.2 trillion on the top 20 alone in 2013, according to a new analysis published in JAMA.

In their investigation “US Spending on Personal Health Care and Public Health 1996-2013,” study authors collected and combined 183 sources of data to estimate spending for 155 conditions. They found the top 20 conditions accounted for an estimated 57.6 percent of personal healthcare spending in 2013.

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